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Hello and welcome to episode 25 of Couragemakers!
This week I’m talking with Meghan Maydel. Meghan is a brand + biz strategist who helps creative badasses who’ve decided they’re ready to stop playing small to get real with their biz, craft a brand + biz that doesn’t suck, and grow a tribe of fans who can’t get enough. When she isn’t typing away at her laptop you can find her co-hosting her podcast, Blazing Creative, with her awesome co-host Steph Schertz, planning her next Halloween craft, and/or having a good laugh with her hubby and 2 fur babies, Yadi & Guinness.
In this episode Meghan takes us on a whirlwind journey of her creative entrepreneurial journey so far (starting at age 12 making friendship bracelets, working for one of the Ad Agency’s “top 10 agencies to watch in the U.S, to starting her own thing and becoming her own boss.)
We really dive into how nearly having the rug pulled out from under her feet led her to start her business, the growing pains that come with starting your own thing and the great and fascinating history of side hustles Meghan has had!
Meghan has great advice for dealing with dreamshitters, some fantastic advice on how to set boundaries so you can enjoy your life as well as getting your work done and is a great example of a multi-passionate who has found a way to combine her interests, skills and strengths to do work that fulfils her and sustains her.
Meghan is so interesting to talk to and this is a fantastic episode if you do your own thing or are thinking of starting your own business, and if you want to hear a really honest conversation about what it means to go out on your own and give the world what you’ve got.
I know you’re going to love this episode!
Enjoy the show!
Meghan is a brand + biz strategist who helps creative badasses who’ve decided they’re ready to stop playing small to get real with their biz, craft a brand + biz that doesn’t suck, and grow a tribe of fans who can’t get enough.
She comes from a design and advertising background having worked for one of Ad Age’s “top 10 agencies to watch in the U.S.” where she worked on campaigns for Volvo, Trident, Converse, and more. She also has worked extensively in the in-house design field, helping companies discover their brand story and how to infuse it into everything they do. She broke out on her own in 2014 and launched what is currently Meghan Maydel in early 2015. When she isn’t typing away at her laptop you can find her co-hosting her podcast, Blazing Creative, with her awesome co-host Steph Schertz, planning her next Halloween craft, and/or having a good laugh with her hubby and 2 fur babies, Yadi & Guinness.
I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate.
I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.
When I’m not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free, very vulnerable and encouraging Sunday emails to fellow couragemakers (join the party here!) or making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life. THL is the online home for unconventional creatives and multipassionates who want to show up unapologetically and intentionally as who they are, and really own, live and share their many stories. It’s made for couragemakers who have so much great shit to give the world and want to leave their mark but have too much self doubt standing in the way!